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My Bride is Indifferent to Me (Vision of the Filthy Bride) - REPOST

 Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Bride is Indifferent to Me

Recently, the Lord told me to study the Bride. I was reading a scripture from Jeremiah and I was two lines into it when He began giving me the message that followed, which He added to over the days that followed.

Jeremiah 33:11: The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the LORD of hosts: for the LORD is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the LORD. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the LORD.
Can the bride think of anything but her groom? Yet you think of many things that do not include Me, saith the Lord.

Where are My devoted ones, My set-apart ones who hunger for My presence? (I felt deep sadness and grief) Where are those who long after and watch for My return?

Where is the worship due My holy name? Where are My worshipers? Why do they sing songs of praise to the world and not to Me? (terrible grief in His voice)

Why, after all I do for you, do you chase after other gods, other lovers? Why is it you will bow to the opinions and desires of those around you and not bow before Me?

Am I not worthy of your praise? Your worship? Your devotion? Is there not honor due My holy name?

As I began to pray about what He was saying, the Lord showed me a vision of a stain covered, filthy bride. She was trashy looking, not beautiful and virtuous looking like you expect a bride to be. She would stop along the way to wherever she was going, distracted by the least little thing, and laugh loudly at it. Jesus passed by her and she didn't even notice the grief stricken look on His face. It was as if she didn't even see Him.

You see the dirty, stained condition of My bride. She is stained with the filth of the world around her. I desire for My bride to come aside with Me, but she tarries in the world instead. (I sensed the Lord had some anger at the bride's unfaithfulness)

My bride is indifferent to Me.

In soon times to come, she shall realize the gravity of the err of her ways. She will seek Me and cry out for Me in her distress - then she will let Me wash her clean in the water of My holy word.
Only then will she truly see her great need of Me. For now she is content with her lover the world, but then she shall long for Me, she shall long for My presence. She will long to feel the security of My love and she will truly seek Me then.

How I long for you, My bride! How I long to hold you near Me, safe from all that is coming, but you would not.

Those who seek Me early shall find Me. Those who wait shall know great distress, for many shall perish in a short amount of time.

When there is nothing left for her to cling to but My word, then will she enter in with Me. My bride abides in the world, not in Me, where I desire she would be found. In Me she will find safety. In Me she will find all her needs met in My endless supply. In Me she can take refuge, but her eyes are on another, on the world, and she is polluted with gazing at evil and corruption. (I thought of how gazing at worldly television programs and movies and news reports does this to us - it fills our minds with murder and corruption and keeps our mind off of Him and His word)

Come out of the world, My beloved. Run to Me and be safe in My arms! Run to Me where I can protect you from what is coming.

My bride must ready herself for My return. She must wash herself clean in My holy word. She must turn away from the ways of this world and cling to Me.

NOTE: I asked the Lord why He said at first He would wash the bride and then He said she must wash herself and He showed me it is Him washing her through His word either way. Some of the bride will submit now and begin to clean herself up through the water of His word. Some will come to Him later in desperation and be cleansed as He leads them into His word and washes them. Either way, it is His power and His word that does the washing. We do the submitting - we submit by being willing to change and be changed by the truth of His word.

Prov. 8:17: I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Jer. 3:1: They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the LORD.

Jer. 29:13: And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

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